Contributed by Gigimo
Description: A Retired Indian Trader and His Indian Family.Date: July 9 1860
Newspaper published in: New York, NY
The correspondent of the St. Louis Republican, on lhis way to Baltimore, stopped a day with Major Alexander CULBERSTON, the old retired Indian agent, of whom so much is known, saying of him:
"For thirty years he was occupied in the Rocky Mountains, and during that time married, according to Indian usages, the sister of the the principal Blackfoot chief. By her he has had several children, all of whom he has educated, or is now educating, at the best schools in the country. His daughters are not only beautiful, but highly accomplished. He has two sons, one of them nearly grown, who is a fine, manly fellow. Some five years ago, having in view retirement from active business, he purchased a most beautifully situated and valuable farm, some five miles west of Peoria, Ill., containing four hundred acres. Since then he has spared no money in fitting it up and improving it, and now 'Locust Grove' is one of the most beautiful spots I have ever seen. Some of STANLEY's finest paintings decorate the walls of his residence, and everything which refinement could suggest or money purchase is at hand."